Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Each new day offers an opportunity for serious error

"While in command, each new day offers opportunity for serious error. Be careful out there. And, if you can avoid it, don't abuse the crew too much. They will make you pay for it in ways you cannot yet imagine." - "Former" Commanding Officer

"On the sea there is a tradition older even than the traditions of the country itself and wiser in its age than this new custom. It is the tradition that with responsibility goes authority and with them accountability. ...for men will not long trust leaders who feel themselves beyond accountability for what they do. And when men lose confidence and trust in those who lead, order disintegrates into chaos and purposeful ships into uncontrollable derelicts."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

I reject what that former Commanding Officer said, and I would have preferred that he might have used the following words.
While in command, each new day offers opportunity for great achievement. Be alert out there. And take advantage of the able crew you have, and encourage that crew to give their best effort to the ship’s and the Navy’s goals. This will pay off for you in ways that you can not yet imagine.

Very Respectfully,